unkempt

Part of speech: adjective

Not combed; untidy; disordered.

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Usage examples "unkempt":

  1. The last sentence was a deliberate hit, for a former pupil had reported that, during a visit to a well- known watering- place, when she herself was returning unkempt and sandy from a cockling expedition, she had encountered Lottie walking on the parade with a number of fashionable visitors, and that, after one hasty glance in her direction, Miss Lottie had become so wonderfully interested in what was going on at the other side of the road that she altogether forgot to return her bow. - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  2. They were unkempt, worn out, and ragged, and had travelled a long way through fresh snow on short rations in the past week. - "Blake's Burden", Harold Bindloss.
  3. I apologised for the poor unkempt place, thinking how different I might have made it, but for the hours I spent over books. - "My Little Sister", Elizabeth Robins.